About 6 minutes from park
Sea Front, Hayling Island PO11 0AGVisit website
The Seaside Railway has a number of locomotives which run between Eastoke Corner and Beachlands along the south coast of Hayling Island. You can choose between a single trip or two-mile return journey along this scenic route right by Hayling Beach, which serves up lovely views out across the bay to the Solent and the English Channel. The staff are renowned for their friendliness, and are even known to show kids the ins and outs of how the trains work. Services continue to run over the winter period and even when the weather’s off, while there’s lots to see and do close to the railway’s stations. This makes a ride on one of these historic trains a great part of a family day out at the seaside.
If you’re looking for a Hayling Island railway station served by National Rail trains, the closest one is in Havant just north of the island across Langstone Bridge. There used to be an old station in the south of Hayling Island which now forms part of the Station Theatre. This is now a landmark at the southern end of the Hayling Billy Trail, less than a mile from the Beachlands station. You can catch a train to Havant via a number of Southern services, before completing your journey to the south coast of Hayling Island on the number 30 or 31 bus. If you have a car, simply leave the A27 at the Havant and Hayling Island roundabout and head south along the A3023 over Langstone Bridge. This road takes you right to the Funland theme park next to Beachlands, where you’ll find another large car park.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big